5. * Now make both hands into fists. Starting at the middle of the chest just below the collar-bone, slide the knuckles of both fists outwards across the chest and then down the sides of the torso to the table. Press lightly.
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Spread oil on the chest, the stomach, the sides of the torso and the shoulders.
1. * Begin the chest and stomach with what I will call the main stroke. Because it covers large areas of body surface easily and quickly, this is one of the most effective strokes in massage. With slight variations it can be done on the chest and stomach, the arm, the front of the leg, the back of the leg and the back.
When I give a complete massage the head is one of my favourite places to begin.
As I have said, the sequence of the different parts of the body that will be followed in these instructions is largely arbitrary. And in a later section of the book I will tell you more specifically about other possible sequences, and why, depending on circumstances, you might want to follow one or another of them.